Waldorf Astoria announces debut in Seychelles

Hilton’s signature luxury hotel brand is set to open the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island – signalling the debut of the brand in the Seychelles. Here’s what we know…

pitched roof of villa and swimming pool with palm trees at the Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island

Creating a new benchmark for luxury in the Indian Ocean, the Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island resort lies just over 130 kilometres south of Mahé, in a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests, with migratory seabirds and turtles, protected by its own lagoon and coral reef. The resort will be home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, featuring up to five-bedroom villas for unique vacation experiences, each equipped with its own private pool and personal concierge. Home to native Hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, manta rays and whale sharks, much of Platte Island’s surrounding scenery remains beautifully untouched, promising a plethora of firsts and an unrivalled sense of magic for guests.

aerial view of coastline and Waldorf Astoria villa in Seychelles on Platte island

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“In the two decades I have called remote tropical islands a home, I have never witnessed an island as pristine as Platte Island, nor one so teaming with wildlife, where it is possible to glimpse endangered turtles laying eggs, eagle rays and reef sharks ribboning along the lagoon,” said Elias Pertoft, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island. “This combined with the elegant Waldorf Astoria service and personalised guest experiences is a winning combination that will redefine luxury in the Seychelles. I look forward to welcoming guests to this landmark destination.”

double bed under canopy looking out of open doors through to tropical beach in a Waldorf Astoria Seychelles master bedroom

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The resort will feature six restaurants and bars, offering a collection of culinary experiences that celebrate the bounty of fruit and vegetables grown on Platte Island. The Waldorf Spa will offer a serene destination for holistic wellbeing, featuring six treatment rooms, a beauty salon, hammam, spa suite and serene outdoor spaces that blend harmoniously to offer guests an unparalleled spa experience.

freestanding bath in centre of bathroom with a view of palm trees and beach in Waldorf Astoria Seychelles villa

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As part of the resort’s Travel with Purpose commitment, the Platte Island property will use a solar field to create renewable energy across most of its operations. The island’s garden will provide a large portion of its fruits and vegetables, which will deliver a sustainable farm-to-table culinary experience for guests.

The highly anticipated opening of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island will take Hilton’s Seychelles portfolio to five hotels as it further expands its footprint in the destination, joining Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles -Allamanda Resort and Spa. Hilton also expects to open Canopy by Hilton Mahé this year.

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